Chanhassen, Minn. (Aug. 9, 2013) — Kendall H. Brown will give a talk on his new book “Quiet Beauty: The Japanese Gardens of North America” (Tuttle Publishing) at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
The talk will be followed by a guided walk to the Arboretum’s Japanese Garden at 12:30 p.m. Brown will sign copies of his book beginning at 11:30 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. after the walk.
Brown’s book surveys the history of public Japanese gardens in North America, including a section on the Arboretum’s Japanese garden. Brown presents their styles, stories and status as living markers of American attitudes toward Japan through history. He is a professor of Asian Art history at California State University in Long Beach, Calif. The book also features photos by David M. Cobb.
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, the largest public garden in the Upper Midwest and a premier northern arboretum, is part of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences at the University of Minnesota. It was developed as a community and national resource for horticultural and environmental information, research and public education.